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C. M. Rubin
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C. M. Rubin ("Cathy") is a child and family health advocate, an author of children's books and non-fiction books, and a producer of factual films. Her fiction books include: Eleanor, Ellatony, Ellencake, and Me, and Ellie: The Perfect Dress For Me. Both books won numerous children's book awards, including the I Parenting Media Award, Family Fun Best Picture Book, Borders Original Voice, Children's Choice Award, Teacher's Choice Award, Bronze Gold Ink Award, and many others. C. M. Rubin's most recent book, The Real Alice in Wonderland -- A Role Model for the Ages, was written with the help of her daughter, Gabriella Rose Rubin. It is a comprehensive biography about the life of her relative, Alice Pleasance Liddell, who was the inspiration for Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865), and the sequel, Through the Looking Glass (1871). Ms. Rubin is also producing a documentary about the life of Alice Liddell. Prior to becoming an author, she held various development and marketing positions at ITC Entertainment, EMI Films, RCA/Columbia Pictures, and Columbia/Tri-Star Pictures.

C. M. Rubin currently lives in New York City and Fairfield, Connecticut. She was born in Georgetown, Guyana, and was educated in various parts of the world, including Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. C. M. Rubin and her works have appeared in numerous newspapers and magazines around the world, including The New York Times, Parent Magazine, Vogue Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, US Magazine, the Hollywood Reporter, and Family Magazine. In addition, she has been a featured guest on radio and television shows, both in the US and the UK.

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Entries by C. M. Rubin

The Global Search for Education: What did you learn at Oppi?

(0) Comments | Posted April 14, 2014 | 8:00 PM

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"I am more hopeful now than before Oppi to accomplish the vision of the school of the future where "minimal invasive education" is a leading principle."
- Pasi Sahlberg

Why is Finland so fabulous at startups? Kano, the next generation...

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The Global Search for Education: Teacher Education

(0) Comments | Posted April 8, 2014 | 9:29 PM

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"The 21st century "movement" refers to the redefining of the goals of education and how learning is organized in order to meet the demands of the 21st century."
- Jari Lavonen

Jari Lavonen, Professor of Science Education and head of department...

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The Global Search for Education: Education and Jobs

(0) Comments | Posted April 3, 2014 | 11:51 AM

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"The Future of Employment study makes clear that what matters most today is what you can do with what you know, rather than how much you know."
- Dr. Tony Wagner

What does today's technology mean for tomorrow's jobs and how can...

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The Global Search for Education: Focus on China

(0) Comments | Posted March 26, 2014 | 5:44 PM

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"The Chinese government has done a lot of policy making; it is the enforcement that is the problem." - Yong Zhao

Like many countries, China faces tough challenges implementing its education reform strategies. Yong Zhao speaks around the world on educational issues,...

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The Global Search for Education: Education and Skills

(1) Comments | Posted March 20, 2014 | 9:26 PM

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Bill Clinton gives the keynote address at the Global Education & Skills Forum

Two and a half years ago, inspired by a group of young international students concerned about the relevance of their 21st century education to today's world, I started The...

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The Global Search for Education: With a Capital "A"

(0) Comments | Posted March 12, 2014 | 6:07 PM

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"It breaks my heart to think there are children out there who are not being exposed to Arts education. We have to change this!" - Ashley Brown


Ashley Brown -- Broadway's Mary Poppins, NEA Jazz Master Delfeayo Marsalis, and the...

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The Global Search for Education: Fun and Learning

(0) Comments | Posted March 10, 2014 | 8:34 AM

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"Schools cannot isolate themselves and they cannot live in the past." -- Krista Kiuru

For any country to remain competitive in global education, it is important that its thought leaders continue to evaluate their system's approach to learning. Leading education systems such...

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The Next Hit Show?

(0) Comments | Posted March 5, 2014 | 7:11 PM

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"This is a story about how love changes over time...The hope is that the emotion of that theme + a twisting thriller plot + great tunes = something unique and exciting for audiences." - Kyle Jarrow

What does it take today to...

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The Global Search for Education: Shepherd Sound

(1) Comments | Posted February 26, 2014 | 7:07 PM

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"Musicians are all human, that is, we all have issues and things we want to improve but we also have the same goal, and that is to be the best we can be at what we do."
- Niccolo Muti

World-renowned violinist,...

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The Global Search For Education: Ticks - Breaking the Transmission Cycle of Lyme Disease

(3) Comments | Posted February 25, 2014 | 11:39 AM

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"We have the first solution, of which we are aware, that can reduce the amount of Lyme disease being transmitted." - Dr. Tom Monath

What if we could vaccinate the white-footed mice that account for the majority of the transmission of Borrelia...

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The Global Search for Education: What Germany Did

(0) Comments | Posted February 24, 2014 | 7:55 AM

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"The results that were above the OECD average in the PISA 2012 test could also be interpreted as good feedback to the schools - students, teachers, principals and the parents - that their efforts were necessary and successful." - Elfriede Ohrnberger

Germany's...

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The Global Search for Education: What Israel Did

(0) Comments | Posted February 16, 2014 | 6:53 AM

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"The convergence of different studies showing steady improvement indicates that indeed a real change in teaching and learning has occurred and students have improved."
- Michal Beller

Israel is among the group of countries that made the largest improvement in all subject...

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The Global Search for Education: China Online

(0) Comments | Posted February 11, 2014 | 8:51 AM

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"A large number of well-informed technology information based jobs will be created related to digital communication technology and skills, and a more interactive and healthy society will emerge, which will serve as a strong propeller for the Chinese economy and the expanding...
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Alice -- The Curious Invention of Lewis Carroll

(2) Comments | Posted February 5, 2014 | 8:14 PM

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"In the 1840 exhibition, Carroll discovered a treasure trove of curiosities that is sure to have inspired him as a writer. It's quite possible that he saw the dodo which is now on display in our new gallery." - Roger Jeffery

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Rizzoli -- To Lose Our Culture Is to Lose Our Memories

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2014 | 7:05 PM

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Sir Elton John, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Karl Lagerfeld, Paloma Picasso, Christo, Gregory Peck, David Bowie, Abba Eban, Pablo Neruda, Gina Lollobrigida, Diana Ross, Greg Louganis, Fernando Botero, Francoise Gilot, Franco Zeffirelli, and Greta Garbo hung out here.

2014 marks Rizzoli Bookstore's 50th...

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The Global Search for Education - What Poland Did

(0) Comments | Posted January 26, 2014 | 6:12 PM

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"The crucial difference between Poland and many other countries is that we focus on providing the same comprehensive curriculum to students until the age of 16 and ensuring that nearly all students finish upper secondary school." - Maciej Jakubowski

What were the...

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The Global Search for Education: The Case for Space

(0) Comments | Posted January 24, 2014 | 6:59 PM

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"Research proves students thrive on the ability to interact with peers and faculty, in a compelling way." - Jeff Vredevoogd

Is your classroom space designed to promote effective teacher and student engagement and inspire 21st century learning?

Technology continues to change the...

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Alice - The New Opera

(0) Comments | Posted January 19, 2014 | 7:36 PM

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"Dodgson himself wrote that he imagined his work as musical theater -- an "operetta"."
- Gary Bachlund

Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska are scheduled to reprise their roles as the Mad Hatter and Alice, respectively, in Disney's Alice in Wonderland 2 on...

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The Global Search for Education: The World Test?

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2014 | 7:06 PM

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"The more important questions that countries have to ask themselves are why they are comparing with one another and what they are doing with the findings to improve the education of their children. Countries should take PISA results as a useful reference, not...
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The Global Search for Education: It's an App App App App World!

(1) Comments | Posted January 8, 2014 | 8:10 PM

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"What is important is that the user remains in charge - that the app enables productivity, rather than encouraging dependency." - Howard Gardner/Katie Davis

With Apple's recent announcement that customers spent over $10 billion on the App Store in 2013, including over...

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